Peaches for Breakfast: 24 Recipes and Tablescape Ideas
August 10, 2021
The unparalleled star of late summer stone fruit season is the peach, so why not build a brunch menu around this juicy, fuzzy fruit? Discover a selection of delicious sweet and savory recipes, featuring peaches, to linger over. Plus enjoy sweet sips, themed tablescaping ideas, and a simple substitute.
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When it comes to brunch, the versatility of peaches is unmatched. These little, fuzzy fruits taste amazing fresh or baked, in sweet or savory dishes, alongside cakes and cream, and of course, shaken and blended into fabulous, colorful cocktails. To build your own peach brunch, just choose a dish from each category!
Juicy Fresh Starters
Peaches and cheese, peaches and greens, these not only sound delicious, but they are tasty combinations. Some peach pieces or slices are an excellent way to elevate a salad, toast, or salsa to start your brunch off right.
Warm & Fuzzy Mains
When you cook and bake with peaches, it’s like concentrating all of that juicy sweetness into little pockets of joy. Each of these cozy main courses is perfect for highlighting and sharing the love of sweet peachy goodness.
Finish off your brunch with a third course that’s sticky, gooey, creamy, or otherwise indulgent. The slightly acidic sweetness of these lovely fruits makes for excellently balanced desserts, which will cap off your peachy brunch menu.
It’s not brunch without a fruity alcoholic beverage, right? Peach lends itself nicely to a variety of different liquors, bust most notably a syrupy bourbon or light and fizzy prosecco. It’s fun to experiment with the versatility in mixology with this fuzzy fruit.
Juices, smoothies, and spritzers featuring peaches are a wonderful way to make sure your brunch is inclusive to all ages and lifestyles. Whether you blend up a batch of smoothies or shake up a sparkling concoction, sweet peach juice and puree are sure to shine.
Gather all your peach-loving friends and family for a themed brunch, with these 24 recipes and tablescaping ideas!
Peaches vs Nectarines: A Simple Swap
What’s the difference between these two fruits? For starters, they taste very similar, but they aren’t exactly the same. Nectarines tend to be smaller and firmer, with a thinner skin. The thicker skin of a peach is fuzzy, and these tend to be a bit juicier.
In a lot of cases, they are completely interchangeable, depending on what’s available to you or your own preferences. However, I have gathered a couple recipes that feature nectarines specifically, so you can highlight these sweet stone fruits as well.
If you’re building a brunch around a specific ingredient, why not incorporate it into your decorations and place settings as well? One of my favorite features of the peach is the gorgeous coloring of the fruit, with its pinky-yellow skin and flesh. Bring in the motif of this tasty stone fruit’s distinct shape and color with a variety of decor pieces.
So are you pumped for peach season? I’d love to know which of these delicious recipes will be the centerpiece of your own late-summer peach-themed brunch.